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the united states in the wake of that antimuslim film. take a look at this map. you can see just how widespread the protests are. even though many have been violent, there were also several peaceful protests in many countries. and the violent protests were actually a lot smaller than some may have expected. now, many americans just really don't understand why these protests are breaking out across the world. joining me in studio now to help break it down, michael han lan, specialist in foreign policy. good morning, michael. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i have to say, the first question i have when these protests first started breaking out, seemed to be a very serious situation. then as they continue to go on and be a little bit sporadic, i wonder how much is authentic, related to the film, how much of it is just an excuse to protest america? >> i think it's a great question. it's also very important you emphasize correctly, but in a way a lot of people haven't, these protests are generally small. a number of them are nonviolent. today it's already midday sunday and mos
.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take pla
and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected by this video produced by an american here in the united states. he was nevertheless caught up in in violence. we have seen that violence break up in libya and in egypt. there is concern that violence might spread. >> in this particular attack in libya do you know, i heard reports of gunfire, rocket attack. do we know exactly what happened? >> you know, as far as the specifics, we don't. that's why we are waiting for conf
i did in a setting like that. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >> that tape was secretly recorded during a fund-raiser at a private home in boca raton. supporters payed $50,000 to attend. it came to light after an opposition researcher tracked down the person who shot and it broker the tape's release to the liberal magazine mother jones. the researcher is the grandson of former president jimmy carter. >>> there is a dramatic shift in the latest poll for the critical swing state of virginia. a new "washington post" survey out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday.
takes place every two years and pits the united states against europe. this year's event takes place at the medinah country club. you can catch it tomorrow on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. >>> talks between the nhl owners and players union will continue today. the league cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule yesterday because of the ongoing lockout. the owner locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides couldn't agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. the capitals are scheduled to open their season october 12th at home, but that is looking more and more like it will be cancelled too. >> too bad. we need hockey. >> try to get it together soon. >>> it is now 4:54. coming up, controversy over the kennedy center honors. why some feel certain minority groups are being ignored. >>> first, though, the search for a stolen -- look at this guy. a stolen puppy. we'll tell you why the people who care for this animal worry he might be in danger. >>> welcome back at 4:57. a maryland animal shelter needs your help finding a stolen puppy. the animal resource foundation
the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbor, and the downtown manhattan skyline. the wheel would have 36 capsules, capable of carrying 40 people each. the structure would swing higher than the single port flier, the london eye, and the high roller whe
house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the united states for more than two weeks. she began her historic trip here by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> still ahead, the comment that a man made about his kids that landed him behind bars. >>> school officials in one rhode island community are ending their traditional father-daughter dances and their mother-son ball games. the family events have been a tradition in crafton, rhode island. the superintendent said the events can no longer be gender specific because it violates the state gender discrimination law. more than nine years ago, some schools in the district created events to include the whole family. you know this is going to set off some interesting debate and conversation. >> yes. since you and i didn't talk about it ahead of time. i'm not going to voice my opinion because we might have different opinions. >> that's right. >> 11 minutes after the 5:00 hour. we do need to hear about the forecast ahead. tom kierein, much better than we got last night. >>> we have dried out overnight in the wake of the
it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so, david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a little bit there in. >> i don't think he didn't say he didn't promise it as a priority. it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all of those members of congress who had supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done. >> but he didn't put forward a bill. >> every single republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so, you know, hopefully with the votes in november, people will say, okay, let's come back to the table and get this done, but the president did pass out of the house and out of the senate a d.r.e.a.m. act that was blocked by a minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status
as the judge says he poses a flight risk. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton hosts world leaders today at the united nations to push for unity among syrian rebel groups. this after thursday's warning to the international body from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu drew a red line on a cartoon -- on a cartoon-like bomb calling for world leaders to draw that red line before next spring or summer, shutting down iran's nuclear weapons program. and just a day earlier iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad blasted israel from the same podium calling it a country of, quote, uncivilized zionists. >>> soil samples are being taken today as part of a new search for teamsters union boss jimmy hoffa who disappeared in 1975. investigators will dig beneath a driveway in suburban detroit. that's where a tipster claims he saw a body that might have been hoffa's being buried 37 years ago. >>> a bizarre and shocking end for a rising actor in los angeles. police say former "sons of anarchy" actor johnny lewis beat his 81-year-old landlady to death, attacked and bit two other men nearby a
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